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Prop 8 supporters urge Appeals Court to keep marriage ban in place

Original post made on Mar 9, 2011

Backers of California's ban on same-sex marriage have asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco not to allow gay and lesbian weddings to resume during the months it will take to resolve the constitutional case.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 8:59 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Mar 9, 2011 at 8:29 am

"Harris and the couples cited the Obama administration's decision to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act in court"
Really? Selective enforcement of laws on the books without the benefit of allowing the courts to rule? So, we really are desecending into 3rd world status, just as Obama had envisioned.
How about we stop defending the right to abortion? Is that any more or less legal than what's being attempted here?
No matter which side of the law you stand on here, you can't, as an American, determine that this administration is following the rule of law nor interpreting the Constitution properly.
We can't afford 4 more years of this type of tyranny...........

Posted by desecender, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 9, 2011 at 10:21 am

um, just a couple of things....

"We can't afford 4 more years of this type of tyranny...."
Presidential elections are held every four years, not six. (Hint: Obama has already been in office a little over two years.)

"How about we stop defending the right to abortion? Is that any more or less legal than what's being attempted here?"

It is not illegal for anyone to choose not to defend a woman's right to abortion. It is not illegal for an attorney general to decide not to press a case that either is blatantly unconstitutional or unwinnable. (My hunch is that it's a combination of the two.) So, to answer to the questions: No, neither is illegal.

Other than these two things.... Well you get my drift.

Question for the day: Is it possible to have such scrambled thoughts and end up taking a position in support of women's rights? (I really like the syntax used in the sentence beginning with "No matter...." But beyond the syntax and meaning, it's a pretty good post. He gets his point across: this intellectual beacon of Pleasanton's right-wing membership hates women and he hates gays. Anything else?

Posted by John, a resident of Country Fair
on Mar 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

In regards to comments above:

I am not sure of steve's concept of tyranny....seems like twisted logic.
How is allowing same-sex couples to marry an act of tyranny? Is having to sit next to people of different races on a bus an act of tyranny? Is the requirement that public buildings are accessible by the disable an act of tyranny?

Seems like a low threshold for what is considered tyranny...

Posted by Confirmed!, a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Oh, it's twisted, you can be sure of that!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 9, 2011 at 5:35 pm

In my opinion, it's OK to be respectful of steve but I advise everybody to not take her too seriously. I have a hunch that "steve" is a closet case...catch my drift! tee hee hee, tee hee hee...

Posted by Carla, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

In 1967 the Supreme Court decided that U.S. laws banning interracial marriage were unconstitutional. Many people were disgusted by interracial marriage; it just made their stomachs turn. Same with gay marriage, it just isn't right. Certain people need to be kept in their place-their lower status place. They can't have the same rights that people who are 'born normal' have. We need to keep these different folks marginalized. That way, our children can continue to call other kids "gay" and "fag" and it will mean something. It is so meaningful at present that many children targeted this way are killing themselves. Let's fight for the status quo! No to gay marriage!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Let kids thrive, keep your crazy thinking to yourselves. Let all Americans have equal rights.

Posted by Adam, a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Mar 11, 2011 at 5:37 am

I don't know if Steve realizes this, but DOMA was found unconstitutional by a court. It's not like Obama just stopped defending it because he thinks it's unconstitutional. It was FOUND unconstitutional by a court.

Posted by Observer, a resident of Downtown
on Mar 11, 2011 at 6:53 am

In 2003, the US Supreme court legalized perversion, making sodomy legal today (Lawrence vs. Texas). Although the US government may grant them certain rights, the vast majority of Americans will always recognize homosexuality as "different" and seriously wrong.

Posted by pat, a resident of Downtown
on Mar 11, 2011 at 9:30 am

@ Adam

Asking steve to realize anything beyond his own pain which he insists on sharing with everyone is a pretty tall order.

@ Observer

Beyond your poorly veiled desire to engage in the acts you condemn, your comments provide excellent rationale for why we are a nation of Majority Rule WITH Minority Rights.

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